Watch: Rip Curl's Eccentric New Search Movie, 'Postcards From Morgs'

27 Aug 2020 3 Share

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Words by 2020 CT Rookie Morgan Cibilic

"No tour, no travel, what else can we do but make up our own Search trips?"

After Hawaii and the buzz of making the CT, the entire offseason went by in a bit of a blur. Everyone was so excited for me and there was a lot of energy coming my way. And then all of a sudden, my first CT heat was just around the corner. Or at least it was supposed to be because as we all know now, the pandemic hit and shortly after that the entire 2020 tour got thrown out.

Which brings us to now. It's been a weird time, an anxious and sad and uncertain time for so many people. There are so many questions and so few answers, but one thifng I do know for sure is that there is no way I would have been ready for that first CT had the first comp run at Snapper when it was supposed to. I was so undercooked and I think I can look back now and admit that I probably would have gotten trampled. At the time I had a lot of second-guessing going on. There was shit I needed to sort out and lockdown presented me with a fantastic opportunity to make some major adjustments. There was nowhere to go and nothing to do but surf and the waves in Australia were absolutely pumping. So I surfed six hours a day, every day. I did coaching sessions with Jay Bottle Thomspon and began to feel stronger and more confident. I got my boards completely dialed and my anxiety about surfing that first CT heat became anticipation. It no longer felt intimidating. I wanted to rip the shit out of it! And it was right at that moment the phone rang and I was being asked to go on the Search. Somehow in the midst of all of this chaos, my dreams were still coming true.

Postcards from Morgs is a pretty straightforward Aussie road trip I reckon. It's Mick Fanning, Tyler Wright, Owen Wright, Matty McGillivray, Molly Picklum, and Mikey McDonagh surfing a bunch of East Coast points and beachies over a 10-day window. We spruiked up the action with a bit of acting like we're in Home & Away which I'm pumped on and hopefully we get to make people laugh while all this other crappy shit is going on. It's not autobiographical but it does kinda sum up the past few months of my life in a very exaggerated way. No tour, no travel, what else can we do but make up our own Search trips? Anyway, it was a lot of fun, not the best surf we got on the East Coast this winter but a lot of really good waves none-the-less.

It was an amazing trip. We had barrels, big fucking carve sections, sick air sections, and in those 10 days, we got a lot of really fun days of surf. It makes me laugh that my first Search trip was just outside my front door, but I wouldn't change it for anything. I surfed with my all-time heroes. I surfed as much as I possibly could. And I walked away knowing that this is where I'm meant to be. The Search is what you make it.

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